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  • Crowd listens to various views on legalizing pot

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A full room of citizens heard facts and figures from the experts about marijuana, an education Bullitt County Partners in Prevention was hoping for.

    PIP sponsored the "Marijuana: Legalize It?" forum featuring guest speakers and inviting legislators to discuss societal issues prior to the potential decision to make the drug legal in Kentucky.

  • Sixty Women Pilots to Descend on Lebanon Junction Sept. 26-28

     LEBANON JUNCTION - Not since the heady days of the Civil War, when Lebanon Junction was truly the gateway to the South, have this many Northerners come together to enjoy the Kentucky experience in Bullitt County.

  • Pioneer Village celebrates 40th by burning note

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It may have been a devastating tornado that put Pioneer Village on the national map in 1996, but the city has officially moved that event into its historical files.

    Today Pioneer Village heads forward, celebrating with a 40th anniversary party that included the ceremonial burning of its tornado debt, along with the presentation of a new city flag.

    The day-long celebration was highlighted by a special ceremony to raise the flag and burn the debt papers, hosted by mayor Gary Hatcher and former city police chief Rodney Hockenbury.

  • Physician charged in patient death

     A Louisville physician was charged today, by a federal grand jury, with prescribing medications that resulted in the death of a patient, as well as multiple counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances, health care fraud and money laundering announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Employee charged with theft of over $300,000

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the past two years, an employee allegedly took more than $300,000 in merchandise from the Amazon fulfillment center in Bullitt County.

    Angela M. Gibson, 45, of Shepherdsville, has been charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

    According to arrest documents, Shepherdsville police officer Darren Patchin was called to the Amazon facility off Cedar Grove Road on Sept. 16.

  • Mt. Washington fall cleanup will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON--It's that time of year again.

    The city of Mount Washington will have one of their annual cleanups on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the city annex, said City Utilities Superintendent. 

    Items that are allowed include furniture and old appliances.

    The crew will not accept items that are flammable or have freon in them such as gas and propane tanks.

    The city annex is located at 186 Branham Way.

  • WineFest changes dates, expands to two days

     CLERMONT -- Hoping to outsmart Mother Nature, the third annual WineFest has been expanded to two days this year at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The event will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27.

    Brance Gould, owner of Forest Edge Winery and one of the coordinators of the event, said they hope to avoid rain at least one day.

    At the annual event, patrons can visit more than 16 wine vendors, from across the state, to taste their wares. Wine will be available by the glass and bottle for purchase.

  • Quilts from Bluegrass to be on display this week

     What do a log cabin, trip around the world and wedding ring all have in common?

    Find out at the fourth annual Bluegrass Quilt Festival this year. The event will be Sept. 25 to 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The festival was started by Bluegrass Quilt Festival LLC owned by Bullitt County residents Jo Ann Jeffries and Pam Heyna. The Mt. Washington Quilting Bees also help to run the show.

  • Board listens to plan on two renovated schools

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- An architectural firm familiar with projects in Bullitt County could be selected to work on two major school renovations.

  • Cheser takes chance, wins state fair blue

     PIONEER VILLAGE - A trip to Michigan with friends took Sharon Cheser down the long road to Kentucky State Fair success.

    Cheser and her husband, Cliff, were visiting the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island with friends on a Toby Tours trip.

    Dinner at the Grand Hotel included a dessert bar with one of the best chocolate cakes they ever tasted.

    "My friends said try to make it," Cheser recalled. "I tried until my husband liked it, and then a friend helped perfect it. I'd keep track of all the changes."